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The prevalence of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) in a group of Italian school children
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  06/2005

Authors:  P.C. Calderara*, P.M. Gerthoux**, P. Mocarelli**, P.-L. Lukinmaa***, P.L. Tramacere**, S. Alaluusua****

Language:  English

Institution:  *Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland; **Department of Laboratory Medicine, Desio Hospital, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Departments of ***Oral Pathology, ****Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland University of Helsinki, and Department of Pathology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Enamel opacities, Enamel hypomineralisation

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Title:  The prevalence of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) in a group of Italian school children

Abstract:  Aim This epidemiological study in a group of Italian children was undertaken in order to increase our knowledge of the prevalence of Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) in different European countries. Method A population of school children aged 7.3 8.3 years, living in Lissone, Northern Italy, was examined for the presence and severity of MIH. Results Of a total of 227 children (113 females), 31 (13.7%) had MIH, the tooth prevalence in the permanent first molars being 5.8%. Fifteen children (6.6%) had demarcated opacities in the incisors with a tooth prevalence of 2.1%. The defects in the molars were mild with the exception of one child who had severe defects. Conclusion MIH was quite common in this Italian town, and the prevalence figures were near those reported in Scandinavian countries but clearly higher than those from Dresden, Germany.

 
 
 
 
 
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